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Alfreton council raises safety fears over new buses

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns over safety and congestion ahead of the introduction of a new bus fleet against residents’ wishes.

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A boarded up home in Ripley.

Council backs interest free loans to tackle empty homes scandal

It is often said that we are the middle of a ‘housing crisis’.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

REVEALED: The Derbyshire MPs voters would most like to have sex with

Toby Perkins has been named as the top male Derbyshire MP most voters would like to have sex with - on a controversial website that is banned at Parliament.

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QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

It’s been one hell of a year, Brexit, Trump, sporting successes, celebrity deaths and much more but how much attention have you paid to what’s hit the headlines?

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Ripley Town Hall and the headquarters of Amber Valley Borough Council.

Solar power helps Amber Valley council cut costs

Solar panels installed on the roof of Amber Valley Borough Council’s headquarters in Ripley are helping reduce its energy costs.

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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Staff to be consulted on Amber Valley council office closures

Amber Valley offices in three towns across the borough could be set to close under new plans drawn up by council chiefs.

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Picture posed by a model.

EXCLUSIVE: Vulnerable Derbyshire teens placed in ‘very dodgy’ B&Bs

A council has breached policy by placing vulnerable young people in bed and breakfasts, the Derbyshire Times can exclusively reveal.

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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Watch out for roadworks.

TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead.

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TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead.

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Heanor cadet says training will benefit his future

Heanor cadet says training will benefit his future

An A-level student from Heanor says joining his college cadet group is helping him to improve his future university and career prospects.

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Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Organisers of the Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival say it was a huge success, pulling in more than 1,000 walkers.

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TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead.

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TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead.

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Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills.

MP hosting event to connect Amber Valley employers and jobseekers

Amber Valley’s MP is gearing up to host his latest job fair, with more than 50 local employers signed on to present employment opportunities.

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Abandoned vehicle owner fined £1,200 after council prosecution

Abandoned vehicle owner fined £1,200 after council prosecution

An abandoned burger van which landed its owner with fines of more than £1,200 has highlighted a growing problem in Amber Valley.

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TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

TRAFFIC NEWS: Derbyshire roadworks for the week ahead

Here’s a list of roadworks taking place on Derbyshire’s roads in the week ahead.

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Derbyshire foster families needed for refugee children

Derbyshire foster families needed for refugee children

Derbyshire residents who can provide a loving home for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children are being urged to contact the county council.

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Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

A Long Eaton headteacher has said Government plans to create new grammar schools will not go far enough towards raising standards for all.

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